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Cities challenging new state law on guns

Dec. 8, 2019 11:12 AM EST

Ohio cities challenging a new state law that they say infringes on their ability to regulate firearms are ready for their day in court. The cities are asking for an injunction to delay part of the law from taking effect until the court rules whether it's constitutional. The provision the cities are challenging...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

Dec. 6, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits

Dec. 5, 2019 6:40 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to...

Lawsuit filed to challenge Rhode Island stun gun ban

Dec. 3, 2019 3:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two gun-rights advocates ask asking a federal court to declare Rhode Island’s ban on the sale and possession of stun guns unconstitutional on Second Amendment grounds. The Providence Journal reports that Michael O’Neil, vice president of the Rhode Island Second...

State of Sandy Hook shooting takes steps to divest from guns

Dec. 3, 2019 1:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s treasurer, who oversees $37 billion in public pension funds, announced plans Tuesday to reallocate $30 million worth of shares in civilian firearm manufacturer securities while banning similar future investments and creating incentives for banks and financial...

Roberts seems to hold key to case over New York City gun law

Dec. 2, 2019 3:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge...

Justices take up gun case, though disputed law has changed

Dec. 1, 2019 11:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged. The justices’ persistence in hearing arguments Monday despite the...

Ohio Supreme Court accepts case over city’s gun restrictions

Nov. 28, 2019 8:56 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided state Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by Ohio's capital city fighting to keep its ban on bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly. Columbus, which banned the devices last year, is challenging an appeals court ruling allowing gun rights activist...

Chemical weapons watchdog adds Novichok to banned list

Nov. 27, 2019 11:13 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog agreed Wednesday to update their list of banned substances for the first time by adding the nerve agent used in the attempted assassination last year of a former Russian double agent. The decision to add Novichok nerve...